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The World Printers Forum (WPF) is an organisation of newspaper printers and suppliers within WAN-IFRA. Its objective is to encourage innovation and productivity as well as product development that can be instrumental for publishers to exploit future oriented news media products. It promotes the power of print and the sustainability of print production.

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  • 2015-06-18 11:00
    18.06.2015 – Start of Production on June 15, 2015 – The Revolution at the Newspaper Sector: There was a sense of excitement on June 15, 2015 – the important day for the “Walliser Bote“. Besides the technical staff of the workflow partners, the printers and the employees of Mengis Druck AG, the board members, first of all Nicolas Mengis, Managing Director, and Martin Seematter, Director of Mengis Druck AG, excitedly awaited the starting shot: at 11 pm it was about time – the production of the daily started. Read more ...
  • Hermann Zapf, 1918–2015
    2015-06-15 19:50
    Im Alter von 96 Jahren ist am 4. Juni zuhause in Darmstadt Hermann Zapf verstorben, eine der großen Gestalterpersönlichkeiten des 20. Jahrhunderts. Er hat einflussreich gewirkt sowohl als Kalligraf, Schriftentwerfer und Buchgestalter, wie auch als Lehrer und Fachautor. Wie kaum ein anderer vereinte er künstlerische Begabung mit technischem Verständnis. Zu seinen bekanntesten Schriften gehören bis heute Optima, Palatino, Melior, Zapf Chancery und Zapfino sowie seine Zapf Dingbats (Essentials). Read more ...
  • 2015-06-15 12:55
    15.06.2015 - Druckhaus Walsrode (Walsrode Printing House), which is based in the state of Lower Saxony in northern Germany, is replacing two Biliners with a FlexLiner featuring sword opening in the middle of this year, which will greatly increase the speed of its inserting process for newspaper supplements thanks to the press-to-hopper technique. Read more ...
  • 2015-06-15 11:26
    15.06.2015 – The consumption of printed newspapers, magazines, catalogues and books has not been left unscathed by the advance of the internet into more and more aspects of our lives. Print media is forced to share readers and pieces of the advertising pie with a growing number of online channels. In addition, publishing houses are on the hunt for sustainable business models and are therefore often reluctant to invest in print. Read more ...
  • 2015-06-15 11:00
    Oosterhout, 15 June 2015 – EAE welcomes GMDE as a new agent! GMDE will represent EAE in the entire graphical market of Italy. Due to the collaboration between Q.I. Press Controls and EAE, the agency decided it was about time to add EAE in their portfolio. Menno Jansen, Director Q.I. Press Conrtols, believes that having just one agent for both Q.I. Press Controls and EAE makes sure that the efficiency and effectiveness of the combination QIPC – EAE will be well known in all Italy. Read more ...
  • International Newspaper Color Quality Club
    2015-06-12 14:49
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  • 2015-06-12 12:29
    11.06.2015 - The Vorländer GmbH & Co KG printing plant in the Siegerland region of North Rhine-Westphalia is to install four new FlexPack stacking systems from Muller Martini, since its CN 80 compensating stackers, which are connected with two SLS3000 inserting systems, are at their capacity limits. Read more ...
  • 2015-06-12 10:16
    10.06.2015 – Nachdem die PrintHouseService GmbH (PHS) mit der Ersetzung der abgekündigten Interbus-Loop Komponenten den ersten Teil des Retrofit an der Colorman-Anlage der Nürnberger Nachrichten vor einiger Zeit erfolgreich abgeschlossen hat, entschied sich nun das Druckhaus in Nürnberg für weitere Retrofit-Maßnahmen mit PHS. Im Rahmen der nächsten Umrüstung werden Bahnrisssensoren, Füllstandssensoren für die Farbkästen und Encoder für die Wendestangenpositionierung in weiteren Sektionen ersetzt. Read more ...
  • 2015-06-10 10:53
    Oosterhout, 10.09.2015 – QIPC-EAE, the leading suppliers of innovative optical measure and control systems in the graphic industry, appoints a new Sales Manager for their office in South East Asia. Read more ...
  • 2015-06-09 10:34
    Kinna, June 4, 2015 – The Västerslätt industrial area, northwest of the centre of Umeå, is the location of the “Nya VK huset” (New VK building). The area is almost completely enclosed by European highway 12 that links Norway, Sweden and Finland as well as European highway 4 that runs from the north to the south in Sweden, making this site a highly strategic location. One of the two buildings holds the headquarters and editorial offices of the Swedish dailies Västerbottens-Kuriren and Västerbottens Folkblad. In the other building, Daily Print i Umeå AB operates its newspaper printing business. Since 2006, the company is a fully-owned subsidiary of Västerbottens-Kuriren Media Aktiebolag. In addition to the Group’s own newspapers, the printing plant also prints the northern editions of the two large Swedish dailies Dagens Industri and Dagens Nyheter. Read more ...

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